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The 80's Datebook for November 2

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In 1980, Edith Bunker, character on “All in the Family”, died. Jean Stapleton left the long-running series a year after it evolved into “Archie Bunkerʹs Place” and chose to retire from the program.

In 1980, HOT NEW ALBUM “ZENYATTA MONDATTA” from the POLICE includes “DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA” and “DONʹT STAND TOO CLOSE TO ME”

In 1981, Edward Asner was elected president of the SAG.

In 1981, The Specials U.K. musical group broke up. Now isnʹt that Special?

In 1982, British soap opera Brookside premiered on Channel 4. The show, set in Liverpool, ran for 21 years until November 4, 2003. There were 22 seasons and 2,915 episodes.

In 1982, The world record for bathtub travel was set by Greg Nutton. Powered by a six HP engine, the tub took Greg 36 miles in 87 minutes.

In 1983, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton were at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Islands In The Stream". Written by the Bee Gees it was the first single from Rogers' album Eyes That See in the Dark and the second pop #1 for both Rogers and Parton (Rogers having been there with 1980's "Lady" and Parton with 1981's "9 to 5").

In 1984, “The Killing Fields” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1985, For only the second time, a TV soundtrack LP topped the album charts. “Miami Vice” (title track by Jan Hammer) enjoyed a run of 11 (nonconsecutive) weeks. The only other TV soundtrack LP to chart at number one was Henry Manciniʹs “Peter Gunn” in 1959.

In 1985, R.C., “After The Fire” by Roger Daltrey peaked at #48 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “America” by Prince and The Revolution peaked at #46 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “And She Was” by Talking Heads peaked at #54 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Boy In The Box” by Corey Hart peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Iʹm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” by Paul Young peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Like To Get To Know You Well” by Howard Jones peaked at #49 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Lovin' Every Minute Of It” by Loverboy peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Part-Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. Winning this spot on The Billboard Hot 100 made Wonder the first artist to have a single on five different Billboard charts: the Hot 100, Hot Black Singles, Hot Adult Contemporary, Hot Dance/Disco Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco 12-inch Singles.

In 1985, R.C., “Shock” by Motels peaked at #84 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “The Night Is Still Young” by Billy Joel peaked at #34 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, The TV show “Ask Max” airs.

In 1987, George Harrison released “Cloud Nine” and Paul McCartney released “All the Best” albums.

In 1987, “Document” album by R.E.M. was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1987, “Finders Keepers” began airing on Nickelodeon

In 1987, “John Cougar” album by John Mellencamp was released

In 1987, “Slippery When Wet” video by Bon Jovi was released

In 1988, A computer “worm” unleashed by a Cornell University graduate student began replicating wildly, clogging thousands of computers around the country. The student, Robert Morris, was later tried, fined and given probation.

In 1988, “Murphyʹs Law” began airing on ABC

In 1989, “Doctor Feelgood” single by Motley Crue was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1983, "National Lampoon's Movie Madness" was released by United Artists / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Matty Simmons Productions; Bob Giraldi, Henry Jaglom (directors); Tod Carroll, Gerald Sussman, Shary Flenniken, Pat Mephitis, Ellis Weiner (screenplay); Peter Riegert, Diane Lane, Candy Clark, Teresa Ganzel, Schnootie Neff, Andy Shakman, Tamar Howard, Ian Fried, Nedra Volz, Trinidad Silva, John Lawlor, Ann Dusenberry, Robert Culp, Titos Vandis, Bobby Di Cicco, Joe Spinell, Margaret Whitton, Fred Willard, Olympia Dukakis, Mary Woronov, Dick Miller, George Dickerson, Jake Steinfeld, Robby Benson, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lloyd, Barry Diamond, Julie Kavner, Elisha Cook, Henny Youngman, Bill Kirchenbauer, Harry Reems, Rockne Tarkington, Rhea Perlman, Lee Wilkof; Comedy; Live action

In 1984, "The Killing Fields" was released by Warner Bros. / Goldcrest Films / International Film Investors / Enigma Productions; Roland Joffé (director); Bruce Robinson (screenplay); Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, Craig T. Nelson, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Spalding Gray, Bill Patterson, Athol Fugard, Graham Kennedy, Patrick Malahide, Nell Campbell, Joanna Merlin; Biography, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “After The Fire” by Roger Daltrey peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “America” by Prince peaked at number 46 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “And She Was” by Talking Heads peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Boy In The Box” by Corey Hart peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'll Be Good” by René And Angela peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” by Paul Young peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Like To Get To Know You Well” by Howard Jones peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lovin' Every Minute Of It” by Loverboy peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Part-Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Shock” by The Motels peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Night Is Still Young” by Billy Joel peaked at number 34 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Welcome To Paradise” by John Waite peaked at number 85 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Endicott” by Kid Creole And The Coconuts peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Fortress Around Your Heart” by Sting peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I Got You Babe” by UB40 With Chrissie Hynde peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'm Goin' Down” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Just Like You” by FM peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lover Come Back To Me” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 95 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Part-Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Kids Are All Shakin'” by Helix peaked at number 75 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Theme From 'Miami Vice'” by Jan Hammer peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Is This The Future / Wicky Wacky” by The Fatback Band peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Ain't That The Truth” by Frankie Kelly peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “All Or Nothing” by Spectrum peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Am I Losing You Forever” by Mai Tai peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Bring On The Dancing Horses” by Echo And The Bunnymen peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Can You Feel The Beat” by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Chief Inspector” by Wally Badarou peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cloudbusting” by Kate Bush peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Don't Say No” by Eugene Wilde peaked at number 80 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Election Day” by Arcadia peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Face To Face” by Pete Townshend peaked at number 89 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Hard Magic” by Divine peaked at number 87 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Jealousy” by Francis Rossi And Bernard Frost peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “King For A Day” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “La Femme Accident” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lipstick Powerder And Paint” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Profoundly In Love With Pandora” by Ian Dury peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Status Quo” by Donald Banks peaked at number 85 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Take Me To The Girl” by The Associates peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Who's That Girl (She's Got It)” by A Flock Of Seagulls peaked at number 66 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Missing Me” by Electric Pandas peaked at number 41 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Seven Spanish Angels” by Ray Charles With Willie Nelson peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Born In East L.A.” by Cheech And Chong peaked at number 49 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, ✪ “Nemesis” by Shriekback peaked at number 18 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Fugitive For Love” by Hello Sailor peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Invincible (Billie Jean Theme)” by Pat Benatar peaked at number 15 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Part-Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Running Free” by Iron Maiden peaked at number 35 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Alive And Kicking” by Simple Minds peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “If I Was” by Midge Ure peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Oh Sheila” by Ready For The World peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Only The Rain” by Dolly Dots peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Alive And Kicking” by Simple Minds peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Give A Helpin' Hand” by Swedish Metal Aid peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Sleeping Bag” by ZZ Top peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1985, “St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1985, “This Is England” by The Clash peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Angel By My Side” by Frank Duval peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cherish” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Leben mit dir” by Roger Whittaker peaked at number 27 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush peaked at number 21 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr peaked at number 8 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Time For Lovers” by Frank Duval And Kalina Maloyer peaked at number 30 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Cha Cha Cha” by Finzy Kontini peaked at number 5 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Je t'aime à l'italienne” by Frédéric François peaked at number 16 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “More Than I Can Bear” by Matt Bianco peaked at number 8 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Under The Ice” by Topo And Roby peaked at number 20 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “You're A Woman” by Bad Boys Blue peaked at number 47 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Alive And Kicking” by Simple Minds peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cheri, Cheri Lady” by Modern Talking peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Vienna Calling” by Falco peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cherish” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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